Dr. Janice Goines, SBDC Director
Originally a Michigander, Janice earned her BA degree in English from Michigan State University before moving to Houston to start a family. She owned and operated a successful restaurant and disco in the 70s and worked in the hotel and travel industries during the next two decades. Her career took her to New York City in the 90s, where she was managing director of an international travel management firm. During a 7 year retirement, Janice taught communication courses at the University of Arkansas while earning her Masters degree, and later completed her PhD program at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Janice joined the Brazosport College SBDC as Director in 2005. Living in Lake Jackson, she enjoys spending time with her grown children and grandchildren in the Woodlands, TX and London, England.
Loretha Martin, Administrative Office Specialist
A native Houstonian, Loretha earned a BS degree in Business Technology/Office Supervision at the University of Houston and later completed an Associates degree in Records Management and a CPS certification. A notary public, Loretha has worked in office administration at Brazosport College since 1988 and at the SBDC beginning in 1998. She specializes in management reporting and training program coordination. During tax season, she also works for tax service companies in the Brazosport and Angleton areas. Loretha resides in the Brazosport area with her husband and enjoys time with her son who graduated from the University of Houston and works as a graphic artist in Houston. She is very active in her church and enjoys participating in area art associations.
Kenneth Smith, Business Advisor
Ken served in the U.S. Coast Guard and graduated with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi earning a BS degree in business administration (emphasis in accounting). He was a Certified Public Accountant for over 33 years, worked nearly 3 decades for DOW Chemical Company in accounting and quality management practices, and taught accounting at Brazosport College for five years. Ken has over 40 years experience with personal computer software, specializing in QuickBooks, Peachtree accounting software, Lotus, and Excel. In addition to working with SBDC clients since joining the team in 2003, Ken contributes his accounting expertise to support several charitable organizations, including the Brazoria County Habitat for Humanity, and does consulting work for the City of Lake Jackson EMS. He lives in the Brazosport area with his wife, Louise, and enjoys visiting his grown children and grandchildren in Texas and California.
Alicia DeLeon, Business Advisor
Alicia moved to Texas from Argentina in her early teens and is fully bi-lingual in Spanish and English. She completed her BS degree in Computer Science at the University of Texas El Paso and later earned an Associates degree from Brazosport College. She was a CAD programmer and computer trainer at the Center for Business & Industry Training before joining the BC faculty as an Associate Professor in Computer Technology and Office Administration. She and her husband own and operate a successful business in Angleton, The Glass and Granite Center, and she joined the BC SBDC as a part-time business advisor in 2007. She enjoys her family, including a son in graduate school and a daughter attending university. Alicia is active in her church as well as several community organizations.
Jennifer Finney, Business Advisor
Jennifer is a native Texan and a longtime resident of Brazoria County. She earned a BBA degree in Marketing from the University of Houston – Clear Lake and has an extensive background in corporate marketing. Her exceptional writing and editing skills are supplemented by her knowledge in brand communication and digital marketing, including website development, email marketing and social media strategies. In 2015, Jennifer started a business as a professional health and fitness coach, giving her hands on experience in optimizing the online presence for her small business. She is active in professional, church and community organizations, applying her marketing skills as a mentor and public speaker. Jennifer enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their two children in Lake Jackson.
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